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"Doing a physical activity is fun and improves health and physical fitness. There’s an activity to suit everyone so choose something you are really interested in as well as work towards the Queen's Scout Award, Chief Scout's Diamond Award and/or The Duke of Edinburgh's Award.
Don’t know where to start? See our "let’s get physical" list and choose a new physical activity today.
Remember, when working towards the Queen's Scout Award, all members should complete 12 months in either the skill or the physical activity challenges, and when working towards the Chief Scout's Diamond Award, participants must complete six months in either the skill or physical activity challenges".
Remember ALL these activities can count towards: Queen's Scout Award, Chief Scout's Diamond Award, Duke of Edinburgh's Award
“Fabulous Flowers? Vicious Veg?”
The Scout County Creative Activities Team is looking to run a different ‘creative’ competition each month. For May, we would like entrants to get ‘green fingers’ and grow a plant(s) from seed.
The competition is open to everyone involved in Scouting and Guiding in the County of North Yorkshire (from Beavers and Rainbows through to adults).
Grow a plant (flowers or vegetables) from seed, using recycling materials to make containers to pot it on, and then display the results in an imaginative and creative way.
You will need to take photographs to document your progress from start to finish and submit these for judging by the end of September. Remember to keep the seed packet throughout the competition.
All entries must be submitted with the name of the entrant, Section (Beaver, Brownie etc), Scout or Guide Group, District plus Guide County details, an email or postal contact and confirmation that the entry is all the entrant’s own work. The entries will be judged in the appropriate section, all judging will be anonymous, and the decisions of the judges will be final.
Further information or for any queries please contact;
John A Ives
Assistant County Commissioner, Creative Activities
North Yorkshire Scouts
"Regrettably, due to the on-going COVID-19 uncertain situation, especially within the Scouting and Girlguiding community, it has been decided to cancel the York Scout & Guide Gang Show scheduled to be performed at the Joseph Rowntree Theatre, York between the 24th and 28th November 2020.
The decision was taken by the Gang Show Business Team in conjunction with the Guide County and Scout District Commissioners.
In 1932, Ralph Reader created the first Gang Show, so, to celebrate the 90th Anniversary of Gang Shows in the UK our next full show in York will be held in November 2022.
However, it is proposed that a special "mini" Gang Show be produced in the summer of 2021 and would be open to all members of the Scout and Guide movements in North Yorkshire."
May 1st 2020 - Yesterday evening, during an on-line handover, NIGEL WHITE took on the role of District Commissioner of York Ebor District from Kathryn Dunn.
Nigel now begins his leadership of the County’s largest District, in terms of numbers, and Kathryn will continue her Scouting career as an Explorer Scout Leader in the District.
We wish them both well in their new Scouting appointments.
Nigel’s contact details, and those of all District Commissioners, can be found HERE in the Contacts section of the website.